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Key Facts

PROFILE

  • Private university founded in 1842
  • Undergraduate options:
    • Residential College for Women
    • Adult Degree Program (co-educational)
    • RN to BSN
  • Graduate programs:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Master of Education
    • Shakespeare and Performance
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy
    • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
    • Master of Science in Physician Assistant (coming in 2015)
  • Locations
    • Historic main campus located in downtown Staunton, Virginia, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley
    • Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences campus in Fishersville, Virginia (about 10 minutes from main campus)
    • Regional centers in Charlottesville, Emporia, Glenns, Kilmarnock, Richmond, Roanoke, South Boston, South Hill, Staunton, Warsaw, Weyers Cave, and Williamsburg

ACADEMICS

  • Undergraduate degrees in more than 50 majors and minors: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), RN-to-BSN
  • Two undergraduate pathways with same requirements for the bachelor’s degree:
    • College for Women
    • Adult Degree Program
  • Three graduate programs
    • College of Education, including Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education
    • Master of Letters (MLitt) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Shakespeare and Performance
    • Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, offering a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Pre-professional programs in law, medicine, ministry, ROTC (Air Force, Navy, Army)
  • Undergraduate and post baccalaureate teacher licensure programs
  • Academic partnerships
    • American Shakespeare Center (Shakespeare and Performance program)
    • Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (Public History program)
    • Virginia Program at Oxford
  • Phi Beta Kappa chapter and  17 other academic honor societies

BY THE NUMBERS

STUDENT BODY AND ENROLLMENT (2013–14)

  • 769 undergraduate women in the Residential College for Women
    • Student/Faculty Ratio 12:1
    • Average Class Size 17
  • 576 adult degree women and men
  • 397 graduate women and men

DEGREES AWARDED (2013–14)

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science — 244
  • Bachelor of Social Work — 14
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) — 64
  • Master of Education (MEd) — 24
  • Master of Letters (MLitt) — 13
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) — 12
  • Teacher Licensure — 143

TUITION AND FEES (2015–16)

  • Tuition and Fees (Residential College for Women) — $30,331
  • Room and Board (Residential College for Women) — $9,000
  • ADP per Credit Hour — $450
  • College of Education per Credit Hour — $490
  • Shakespeare and Performance per Credit Hour — $750
  • Percent undergraduates receiving financial aid: 100%
  • Average undergraduate annual aid package — $19,000

ALUMNAE/I SUCCESS

  • 95% of alumnae/i say they were prepared as well or better than other new employees or students in grad school
  • 95% are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within one year of graduation
  • More than 33% hold advanced degrees

CIVIC AND GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS

Facilitated through the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement

ACCREDITATION

  • Mary Baldwin College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mary Baldwin College.
  • Education programs accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
  • Social Work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • All programs of the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant studies) have initiated the appropriate accreditation process; current status posted on the MDCHS Accreditation page

Major Rankings

  • Top tier master’s university in the South (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Barron’s Best Buy in College Education
  • Washington Monthly recognition as service-oriented master’s university
  • Princeton Review “Best in the Southeast”
  • Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media
  • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
  • College of Distinction (Student Horizons) designation for engaged students, great teaching, successful outcomes, and vibrant community
  • Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges”
  • Safest residential college campus in Virginia — top 5 overall in Virginia (StateUniversity.com)